Board of Supervisors Minutes
January 18, 2021

The Tama County Board of Supervisors will meet via Zoom due to the COVID-19 crisis and the fact that the Administration Building is locked to the public without an appointment, all future meetings will be held this way until further notice. For the Zoom information or if you have something you want to put on the agenda for consideration, please call or email the Auditor’s office:  641-484-2740 lkopsa@tamacounty.org 

At 8:30 the Supervisors met to canvas the Montour Special Election held on January 12th and the Drainage District 1 Election held on January 16th. 

The Tama County Board of Supervisors met at 9:30 a.m. January 18, 2021.  Present: 1st District Supervisor, Larry Vest; 2nd District Supervisor, Bill Faircloth and 3rd District Supervisor, Dan Anderson.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Faircloth to approve the minutes of the January 11th regular meeting.   All voted aye.  Motion carried

The Board met with Lyle Brehm, Tama County Engineer, to get a road projects report.

Motion by Faircloth, seconded by Anderson to approve the Sheriff’s Quarterly Report and Annual Report.  All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Faircloth to approve the Auditor’s Quarterly Report.  All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Faircloth, seconded by Anderson to approve the Veteran’s Affairs Quarterly Report.  All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Craig Wise, acting Conservation Director, requested a transfer of leftover funds in his budget be transferred into the LAD account. This is a transfer that is done every year.   Due to the resignation of the former Director, this was not done at the end of Fiscal Year 20 as it normally is.    The amount he is requesting is $166,000.   It is a large amount due to some lake restoration projects not able to be done in that fiscal year due to the derecho storm and the Director’s resignation but should be able to be done next fiscal year.  He would like this to be acknowledged as of July 2020.  Motion by Anderson, seconded by Faircloth to approve the following resolution to transfer funds:
RESOLUTION 1-18-2021A
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Tama County Board of Supervisors approves the transfer of $166,000 from the General Basic Fund (0001) to the Land Acquisition and Development Fund (LAD) (0027) as requested by the Tama County Conservation Board.  This is an annual transfer that should have been done in July 2020 and effective as of then also. 
Roll Call Vote: Vest, aye. Faircloth aye.  Anderson, aye.  Resolution passed and adopted this 18th day of January 2021.  Larry Vest, Chairman, Board of Supervisors.  Laura Kopsa County Auditor.

Motion by Faircloth, seconded by Anderson to appoint Jeremy Cremeans, 911 Director, to the SARA(Shared Area Radio Agreement) Board.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Faircloth to approve the claims for payment as presented.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Chairman Vest adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.